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“We have high hopes for the An-70 program. This ambitious project
will give a new impetus to the development of the enterprise, in
particular, the recovery of its personnel,” the press service of the
Kyiv-based Antonov State Enterprise quoted the plant’s director general,
Vasil Kayumov, as saying during his visit to the stand of the Ukrainian
company at an international exhibition entitled “Space technologies,
advanced materials, and equipment. Kazan 2012.”

The press service of the Antonov State Enterprise told
Interfax-Ukraine that during the exhibition that was held in Kazan on
August 14-17 the stand of the Ukrainian aircraft developer was visited
by President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and the
heads of the aviation industry and aviation companies, who familiarized
themselves with Antonov’s promising programs, including those on the
An-70 short takeoff and landing military transport aircraft and the new
An-148/158 regional jet.

According to the press service, during the exhibition a number of
meetings were held with the Tatar aircraft operators who expressed
interest in expanding their aircraft fleet with An-148/158 regional

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